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In order to develop or protect competitive advantages, companies, besides other initiatives, increasingly invest more and more in research and development (R&D) to foster innovation and dynamic capabilities. Consequently, discussions about the effectiveness and benefit of R&D expenditure have become popular in the recent years. This paper is dealing with the topic "Does research pay? An analysis of R&D expenditure and economic performance in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)". It was written in the second semester on the module of "Research Methods" to obtain a Master of Business Administration. In the first part, the theoretical basis for innovation management, calculation of benefit, evaluation methods of R&D initiatives in companies are given. The second part presents a quantitative analysis of the efficacy of R&D expenditure and economic performance of SME based on a data set produced from the Statistisches Bundesamt Germany by using MS Excel and the programming language "R". Finally, this assignment provides a summary, an outlook, and a recommendation for further research.
About the Author: Axel Jörn, B.Eng., wurde 1982 in Güstrow geboren. Nach seiner Berufsausbildung als Anlagenmechaniker in der Handwerksbranche, entschied sich der Autor, seine fachlichen Qualifikationen im Bereich der Technik durch einen "staatlich geprüften Techniker für Maschinenbau" und ein nein nebenberufliches Studium zum "Bachelor of Engineering -Mechatronik-" weiter auszubauen. Bei seiner Vollzeit Tätigkeit in der Entwicklung und im Projektmanagement bei Airbus sowie bei Siemens sammelte der Autor umfassende praktische Erfahrungen in der Luftfahrt- und der Windenergiebranche. Darüber hinaus vertiefte er sein Projektmanagement know how mit einer PMI Zertifizierung und sein ökonomisches Verständnis mit einem MBM Studium.

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  • ISBN-13: 9783954894505
  • Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 3 mm
  • Width: 148 mm
  • ISBN-10: 3954894505
  • Publisher Date: 10 May 2016
  • Height: 210 mm
  • No of Pages: 56
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 86 gr

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